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Challenge: Class of 2020

Zach Cooper, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Class of 2020, Parkland, Florida

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Zach, you and your fellow MSD classmates of the class of 2020 certainly have had a challenging high school experience! However, you have all overcome those challenges and persevered in ways that have impressed and inspired the entire world! I know this challenge will be no different. You will learn from it, you will persevere once again, and you WILL come out of this better than ever! Good luck at USF and continue to fly high!

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." -Vince Lombardi


The words of the song "Shine" written in the aftermath of 2/14/18, by MSD Eagles who graduated before you, had great significance then, and now again today as you face yet another challenge...."I promise you'll be stronger!"

Sawyer Garrity, Stoneman Douglas Drama,

You, you threw my city away
You tore down the walls
And opened up all the gates
You, you ruined this town
You burned all of the bridges
And slowly let us drown
But, you're not gonna knock us down
We'll get back up again
You may have hurt us
But I promise we'll be stronger and
We're not gonna let you in
We're putting up a fight
You may have brought the dark
But together we will shine the light and
We will be something special
We're gonna shine (shine)
We, we're gonna stand tall
Gonna raise up our voices
So we'll never ever fall
We're done, with all your little games
We're tired of hearing that we're too young
To ever make a change
'Cause, You're not gonna knock us down
We'll get back up again
You may have hurt us
But I promise we'll be stronger and
We're not…

We love you, and are very proud of you Zachary Cooper! Much Love, Mom, Dad, Sammy, Jacob, Jonathan Sunshine 🐶 and your entire family!! 🦅❤️👨🏻‍🎓


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